CRANE, Ind. - Crane Army Ammunition Activity is taking steps in alignment with the Army Materiel Command to modernize the way it does business for the warfighter by standing up its Logistics Modernization Program.

LMP, an Enterprise Resource Planning tool, is the Army's initiative to completely replace two of its largest logistics systems; the inventory management Commodity Command Standard System, and the depot and arsenal operations Standard Depot System.

According to CAAA LMP Director Mark Helms, "Presently the Army's supply and logistics systems are managed by an array of legacy systems, some of which are as much as 30 years old. The Army's supply needs have outgrown the capabilities of these systems and LMP is being implemented to replace them. LMP will provide a streamlined system for enterprise management and it will eventually be implemented across the entire Army."

Through this initiative, the Army supply system will move into the 21st century. LMP will be a backbone for achieving Army Log Domain Strategic Information Technology Plan and the Single Army Logistics Enterprise vision.

As a part of SALE, the LMP will provide the Army with national-level supply chain functionality, replacing systems that manage wholesale inventory control, planning, budgeting, and depot, arsenal, and ammunition plant operations.

In order to prepare for the initiative, the CAAA's Cadre Team Members will attend an LMP Education and Training Program that consists of two areas or levels of training (Cadre Education & Business Design Workshops). CAAA LMP senior level cadre member Bobby Webber said, "The Education level is to provide awareness of the LMP solution, and to prepare end users to use the solution. The Training level is to build competent and confident end users by providing information that is needed for a new skill and providing a safe environment where end users can practice that new skill."

AMC's Joint Munitions Command is slated to complete the LMP transition in 2011.

CAAA was established in Oct. 1977 and is a tenant of the Navy Region Midwest, Naval Support Activity Crane. The Army activity maintains ordnance professionals and infrastructure to receive, store, ship, produce, renovate and demilitarize conventional ammunition, missiles and related components.